Reviewers unbox all-new iPad and iPad Pro
Apple has given reviewers an early first-glimpse at the all-new iPad and M2 iPad Pro ahead of deliveries and in-store availability beginning on Wednesday, offering a hands-on look at the new devices that have been met with mixed feedback after being announced last week.
Apple’s redesigned entry-level iPad features a large 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, the Apple A14 Bionic chip, a new landscape camera, USB-C, support for the new Magic Keyboard Folio, and more with a starting price of $449 (US).
The new iPad, which is available in four colors is powered by the A14 Bionic chip introduced with the iPhone 12. The device boasts updated cameras including an Ultra Wide 12MP front camera located along the landscape edge of iPad for better video calling, and an updated 12MP back camera to capture photos and 4K video.
Powered by the M2 chip, Apple’s new iPad Pro has been met with mixed reviews, offering a significant performance boost but relatively minor upgrades over the previous M1 model.
The new iPad Pro features an 8-core CPU — up to 15 percent faster than M1 chip in the previous iPad Pro — with advancements in both performance and efficiency cores, and a 10-core GPU, delivering up to 35 percent faster graphics performance.
The overall design of the new iPad Pro is unchanged, with the device lacking the rumored MagSafe wireless charging features that were previously expected to be included within the refresh.
The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro are available in silver and space gray finishes with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB configurations. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 (US) for the Wi-Fi model and $999 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model; the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $1,099 (US) for the Wi-Fi model, and $1,299 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
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